Intra-paradigmatic variation in Eleme verbal agreement
Bond, O (2010) Intra-paradigmatic variation in Eleme verbal agreement Studies in Language, 34 (1). pp. 1-35.
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Mismatches in the morphosyntactic features of controllers and targets in the Eleme (Ogonoid, Niger-Congo) participant reference system allow for a subject agreement paradigm in which the person of the grammatical subject is indicated by a verbal prefix, while plural number is marked by a suffix on different targets — either lexical verbs or auxiliaries — based on the person value of the controller. I examine the distribution of Eleme ‘Default Subject’ agreement affixes and the intra-paradigmatic asymmetry found between second-person plural and third-person plural subjects in Auxiliary Verb Constructions (AVC) and Serial Verb Constructions (SVC). I argue that the criteria by which the various agreement affixes select an appropriate morphological host can be modelled in terms of agreement prerequisites even when distributional variation is paradigm internal.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group|
|Identification Number :||https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.34.1.01bon|
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|Additional Information :||This is an electronic version of an article published as Bond O (2010). Intra-paradigmatic variation in Eleme verbal agreement. Studies in Language 34(1):1-35. The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form. Available online at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jbp/sl/2010/00000034/00000001.|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||27 Feb 2013 17:45|
|Last Modified :||09 Jun 2014 13:15|
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